percuss


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Related to percuss: palpate, auscultate

per·cuss

 (pər-kŭs′)
tr.v. per·cussed, per·cuss·ing, per·cuss·es
To strike or tap firmly, as in medical percussion: The doctor percussed the patient's chest.

[Latin percutere, percuss-, to strike hard : per-, per- + quatere, to strike; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

percuss

(pəˈkʌs)
vb (tr)
1. to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly
2. (Medicine) med to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes
[C16: from Latin percutere, from per- through + quatere to shake]
perˈcussor n

per•cuss

(pərˈkʌs)

v.t.
1. to use percussion for diagnosis or therapy.
2. to strike (something) so as to shake or shock.
[1550–60; < Latin percussus, past participle of percutere to strike hard, beat]

percuss


Past participle: percussed
Gerund: percussing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been percussing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been percussing
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Conditional
I would percuss
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Past Conditional
I would have percussed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.percuss - strike or tap firmly; "the doctor percussed his chest and back"
tap, tip - strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
Translations

percuss

vt (Med) → perkutieren (spec), → abklopfen

per·cuss

v. percutir, producir una percusión.
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Textbooks teach that to find if the liver is off, we should palpate, auscultate, percuss, and maybe even biopsy the liver.
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The drums percuss harsh, no jazz shivers of filaments here.
During the examination, failure to palpate a liver edge or percuss a normal liver span could indicate massive hepatocyte loss and reduced liver volume.